DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Gluten Free". Looks and pours just like a Coca-Cola, including the different kind of extra-poofy "head". Definitely has pretty much the right dubbel aroma, but is not quite right (though Iíve had worse non-gluten-free!). Flavor is OK, better than expected. A bit thin in the mouthfeel department. Overall, so-so, but if you couldnít drink gluten, this might be a good choice.
tykjen (182) - FlorÝ, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Is this an abbey dubbel? Dark, quite sweet with some malt and caramel, but very low esters. Drinkable but boring.
SoylentBlack (122) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the worst gluten free ale Iíve tried. Itíll do in a bind. Rather flat and too sweet.
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is easily the best gluten-free beer I’ve had. By no means was it a great dubbel but it was hardly undrinkable. The color was a nice dark purplish red but with a thin and quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma fairly faint sweetish malt. Flavor a bit odd but the first thing that popped in my head was perhaps a mix of RC Cola and red wine. Very thin on the palate and no aftertaste to speak of. Not a bad beer, though, and I’d drink it again.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried to approach this the way I would a wheat beer. The grain bill is completely different, so there is no reason to expect a malted barley flavor profile. That being said, I think this is an exceptionally well-made beer. The beer is a deep, clear mahogany with a ruby tint and a nice rocky head. Good aroma with yeasty, bready notes and somewhat of a port-like character. This certainly looks and smells great. A little thin on the mouthfeel, with initial flavors of orchard fruits, dark-roasted coffee, and a little citrus rind. Finishes with more coffee-like sourness than I expected which I am guessing is due to the specific grains used. This is a pretty nice, warming beverage with some flavors unexpected of a Belgian dubbel. I may be giving this extra points based on its gluten-free labeling, but when you think of the crap thatís been available to Celiac sufferers in the past, this beer really is a remarkable accomplishment. Although not up there with the best dubbels out there (like Westmalle), it still beats many of the lame American versions out there.
BillyMidnight (41) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full-bodied and fruity like a Dubbel should be, but thereís still something odd about it. Maybe itís because I know itís free of wheat and barley that its flavour seems somehow artificial, or maybe it really is that way. Of course, I could be more scientific and do a blind tasting, but Iíve had too much to drink to really care that much.
Kennybellew (11) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A millet beer. It tastes like a cider to me. Regretted it because I wanted a beer.
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drinksatwork (10) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark with tan head. Dark sugars and chocolate dominate the nose. Beer is thin w/ not much on the palate outside of a faint sweetness that can not be identified much more than that. Alcohol is surprisingly not present, but seems fitting with this beer as very little is present anyway. Good effort & glad to have a chance to try, but definitely not a replacement for a traditional Dubbel.
Labelnoir (9) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark grassy aroma, but still subtle. Dark red/black pour with thick puffy head. Sat dark and musty in the glass, barely translucent like cola or a Root Beer.
Head stayed stiff until the bottom of the glass. medium sweetness, Cherry and Strawberry notes. Lively carbonation. Creamy texture, quick fading finish. i liked this beer at first, but as the pour went down it got warmer and a little more bitter. Not my favorite, ended it being glad it was gone. Next.
echoey13 (4) - - APR 6, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís good to see commercially available gluten free beers that are not made with mostly sorghum. The millet and buckwheat add a nutty and chocolate flavor.